Fireworks completes installation of fire protection for 10,000m2 data centre during COVID lockdown

Fireworks has just completed the installation of a high pressure watermist fire protection system for one of the UK’s largest data centre operators. Located in Greater London, the 24MW data centre offers over 10,000m2 of colocation space since opening for business in early 2021.

Fireworks’ leading expertise in data centre fire protection and its relationship of trust with the constructer earned over years of working together, were key decision factors for the contract win.

The ability to deliver a high-quality project, on time, was crucial. The contract was awarded in April 2020 and within four months, Fireworks had completed design, installation, testing and commissioning of the suppression system.

“One of the challenges of this project was the short time frame for design and installation, particularly during the height of COVID restrictions” says Derek Killaspy, Managing Director of Fireworks. “All of our teams and our suppliers worked hard to make this happen and we were able to respect the schedule. Above all, there is our unrivalled experience in data centres. We were the first company to install high pressure water mist in a data centre in the UK some 20 years ago and we are now working with some of the UK’s biggest data centre operators, providing full turnkey fire protection solutions.

The fire suppression system installed by Fireworks features six high-pressure watermist pumps and over 4,000 watermist nozzles. All areas of the data centre have been protected, including overhead and underfloor cable trays, storage areas, office areas and the data halls themselves. The entire system has been designed and installed to meet BS 8489 and FM5560 approval requirements for data halls.

The Fireworks complete package of services for this project include full after sales service, with maintenance and 24/7 callout.

Fireworks is the UK’s leading installer of watermist fire suppression systems for datacentres. A FIRAS, ISOQAR, UKAS, IWMA, Fire Industry Association and BAFSA accredited installer, Fireworks offers end-to-end fully-approved solutions for all fire suppression needs, from consulting and design, through to commissioning and maintenance.

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